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Howard William Ball SMITH

Regimental number3006
Place of birthHawker, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.6
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Smith, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 20th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentQuorn, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 16 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date18 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3005 Pte Lawrence Pearce SMITH, 2nd Signal Squadron, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Howard William Ball

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